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April 24 · Issue #58 · View online
Big Revolution
As my vacation week continues, the lightweight version of Big Revolution does too. I’m looking forward to bringing back the full version next week.
- Martin

5 big reads for today
Amazon Has a Top-Secret Plan to Build Home Robots Amazon Has a Top-Secret Plan to Build Home Robots
Could this be Amazon’s next Echo-size hit? The company is working on a domestic robot, according to Bloomberg. No word on exactly what it would do though…
How merchants use Facebook to flood Amazon with fake reviews
Meanwhile, fake reviews are seemingly more prevalent on Amazon than you might have thought. Impressively, the news was reported by the Washington Post, which is owned by Jeff Bezos. Interestgingly, they only declare the connection a long way into the article.
Andreessen Horowitz is preparing to launch a separate fund for crypto investments
VC funds around the world are wrestling with the dilemma about how they should handle the rise of cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings. Looks like we know how one of biggest names in VC is approaching it. A job listing mentions a “separately managed fund focusing on crypto assets.”
Hard Questions: What Information Do Facebook Advertisers Know About Me?
This blog post from Facebook is interesting because they attempt to answer the point that ‘if you’re not paying for the product, you are the product.’ I’m not sure the answer they give is quite accurate, but still…
MIT Researchers Have Developed a ‘System for Dream Control’
Impressive stuff: “Horowitz and his colleagues at the MIT Media Lab have developed a relatively simple device called Dormio to interface with this unique stage of sleep. Their hypothesis is that this liminal period between wakefulness and sleep is a fount of creativity that is usually lost in the ocean of sleep.”
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